CPE Bach: Rondos & Fantasias (CD)

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$29.99
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SKU:
C5201
Artist:
Louis Lortie, Carla Huhtanen

Christine Schornsheim about her recording: “I found it more exciting to concentrate only on a larger number of the Rondos and Fantasias, as the imaginative and improvisatory component interests me particularly. Moreover, every individual piece is a valuable and unique specimen…… I opted for a Tangentenflügel because Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s music is decidedly diverse in character. It is difficult to present it on only one of the possible instruments harpsichord, fortepiano or clavichord. In my view, what characterizes a Tangentenflügel is that it unites all the timbres of stringed period keyboard instruments, so to speak. It can sound as gentle as a clavichord, even the harpsichord can almost be imitated, and the sound of an early fortepiano can similarly be produced.”

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Reviews:

"Schornsheim gives dramatic and colourful shape to the opening E flat Fantasia's cresting arpeggations...A booklet interview with Schornsheim reveals her to be just as intelligent, insighful and witty away from the keyboard, while the superb engineering creates a warm and resonant ambience that makes the instrument come alive. In short, this is one of the CPE Bach anniversary year's more delectable offerings." - Gramophone Magazine

"Schornsheim certainly delights in the music’s capricious twists and turns…[the] sounds are delectable." - International Piano (5 Stars)

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Tracklisting:

  • Bach, C P E: Fantasia for keyboard in C major, Wq. 59/6 (H284)
  • Bach, C P E: Fantasia for keyboard in C major, Wq. 61/6 (H291)
  • Bach, C P E: Fantasia for keyboard in F major, Wq. 59/5 (H279)
  • Bach, C P E: Fantasy in E flat major, Wq. 58/6 (H267)
  • Bach, C P E: Fantasy in E flat major, Wq. 58/6 (H277)
  • Bach, C P E: Rondo in A minor, Wq. 56/5 (H262)
  • Bach, C P E: Rondo in B flat major, Wq. 58/5 (H.267)
  • Bach, C P E: Rondo in C major, Wq. 56/1 (H260)
  • Bach, C P E: Rondo in C minor, Wq. 59/4 (H283)
  • Bach, C P E: Rondo in D minor, Wq. 61/4 (H290)
  • Bach, C P E: Rondo in E major, Wq. 57/1 (H265)
  • Bach, C P E: Rondo in E major, Wq. 58/3 (H274)
  • Bach, C P E: Rondo in F major, Wq. 57/5
  • Bach, C P E: Rondo in G major, Wq. 57/3 (H271)
  • Bach, C P E: Sonata in D major, Wq. 61/6 (H291)